The gene encoding a versatile biocatalyst that shows high enantioselectivity for a variety of ketones, SCR (Saccharomyces cerevisiae carbonyl reductase), has been identified, cloned, and expressed in E. coli. Recombinant E. coli co-producing SCR and GDH (glucose dehydrogenase) is an easy-to-use, synthetically useful biocatalyst, and 8 out of the 16 alcohols obtained had enantiomeric purities of >98% ee.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry